South of Netanya,
The Wingate Institute (Hebrew: מכון וינגייט), officially Orde Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports (Hebrew: המכון לחינוך גופני ולספורט ע"ש אורד וינגייט), is a sports training facility located south of Netanya, Israel, established in 1957. Named after Orde Wingate, the facility serves as the host facility for numerous Israeli national teams as well as a military training base.
Schools and bodies within Wingate Institute
- Nat Holman School for Coaches and Trainers (Hebrew: בית הספר למאמנים ומדריכים ע"ש נט הולמן)
- Ribstein Centre for Research, Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy (Hebrew: מרכז ריבשטיין לרפואת ספורט ולמחקר)
- International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (Hebrew: היד לאיש הספורט היהודי)
- Turner Pedagogical Centre (Hebrew: המרכז הפדגוגי ע"ש טרנר)
- Cultivation of Young Talent in the Sport-Gifted Centre (Hebrew: המרכז לטיפוח מחוננים בספורט)
- Hebrew: יחידה לספורט הישגי)
- Israeli Diving Federation
|Part of Wingate Institute|
Bahad 8 sits within the Wingate Institute. It acts as a training ground for soldiers' fitness as well as hand-to-hand combat.
On the campus of the Wingate Institute, are numerous athletic fields. There is one rugby pitch that serves as the home pitch of the Israel national rugby union team. Additionally, the numerous fields have been used as the venues for various events during the Maccabiah Games.
- Gideon Ariel (born 1939), Olympic competitor in the shot put and discus throw
- Shani Bloch (born 1979), Olympic racing cyclist
- Maya Calé-Benzoor (born 1958), Olympic runner and long jumper
- Adam Edelman (born 1991), American-born four-time Israeli National Champion in skeleton event, and Israeli Olympian
- Jonathan Erlich (born 1977), tennis player, ranked # 5 in world in doubles
- Yuval Freilich (born 1995), épée fencer, 2019 European Epee Champion
- Anastasia Gorbenko (born 2003), swimmer, won the gold medal in the girls' 200 m individual medley at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
- Gilad Hesseg, singer-songwriter
- Hussniya Jabara (born 1958), politician
- Maya Kalle-Bentzur (born 1958), Israeli Olympic runner and long jumper
- Nili Natkho (1982-2004), basketball player
- Tomer Or (born 1978), Olympic fencer & junior world champion
- Orna Ostfeld (born 1952), basketball player (scored world record 108 points) & coach
- Nina Pekerman (born 1977), triathlete
- Andy Ram (born 1980), tennis player, ranked # 5 in world in doubles
- Derrick Sharp (born 1971), basketball player
- Miriam Siderenski (born 1941), Olympic sprinter
- Eyal Yanilov (born 1959), Krav Maga instructor
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